Propulsion Technician | Pearson qualifications

Apprenticeship Standards Propulsion Technician

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About the role

Propulsion Technicians are responsible for the testing of existing and new propulsion technologies including internal combustion engines, hybrid and electric propulsion technology and advanced control systems. This apprenticeship is designed as a 42 month programme.

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Propulsion Technicians can be involved in the following roles:

  • Battery build and testing
  • Emissions testing and analysis
  • Engine testing
  • Powertrain testing
  • Product analysis and verification activities
  • Engine build and process activities

Activities can include the following:

  • Lead the preparation and installation activities for testing
  • Check and monitor the test to ensure that it is carried out under the specified conditions
  • Lead the diagnosis and analysis of any faults on units under test

Adhering to the quality criteria such as setting working clearances and torque clearances




We provide a clear learning programme to take apprentices from entry through to the gateway for end-point assessment.

You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation or not.


There is a mandatory qualification for this standard.

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

As both a vocational and academic awarding organisation, we can offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications in line with your standards’ requirements from Functional Skills through to GCSEs.

Learning resources

English and maths resources
We have a wide range of resources and useful tools to complement your programme, including assessment tools, podcasts and training events.

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